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Chelsea set ambitious asking price for Borussia Dortmund to sign Michy Batshuayi

Chelsea set ambitious asking price for Borussia Dortmund to sign Michy Batshuayi
Michy Batshuayi has impressed at Borussia Dortmund (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea have reportedly set their asking price for Borussia Dortmund to sign Michy Batshuayi in the summer.

Batshuayi completed a move to Stamford Bridge back in July 2016 and the 24-year-old has scored 19 goals in 53 appearances for the Blues.

The forward found the net ten times in the first half of this season but was sent on loan to Dortmund in January to get more first-team minutes under his belt in a top-class league.

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While Batshuayi started impressively at Dortmund, scoring nine goals in his opening 14 games, ankle ligament damage looks to have cut short his season.

Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke confirmed in February that the club are keen on signing Batshuayi and this remains the case despite the strikers injury.

Chelsea set ambitious asking price for Borussia Dortmund to sign Michy Batshuayi
Michy Batshuayi is a major doubt for Belgium ahead of this summers World Cup (Picture: Gettyy)

According to The Evening Standard, Chelsea are demanding a fee of at least £50million for the Belgium international.

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With Antonio Conte likely to leave Chelsea in the summer, Batshuayis future may depend on who comes in to replace the Italian.

Chelsea set ambitious asking price for Borussia Dortmund to sign Michy Batshuayi
Michy Batshuayi has scored nine goals for the Bundesliga outfit (Picture: Getty)

The Belgian will be desperate to return to full fitness ahead of the World Cup where he will hope to prove his worth to both Chelsea and Dortmund.

Well its not good news for now, Batshuayi said after sustaining his ankle injury.

My season is probably over and I wont be able to pay Borussia Dortmund back for their confidence.

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Thank you all for the amazing amount of love I received since Sunday.

Wishing my team-mates the best for the final days. See you soon.

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